Hotel Name: Indy’s House
Address: Jalan Karna No. 10B, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia.
I stayed at Indy’s House in Ubud, Bali. I booked a single room with a private bathroom at the rate of 160,000 IDR ($11.40 USD) per night. So yes there are still good deals to be found in Bali, and having just arrived here from Australia where I paid $43 USD for a room with a shared bathroom, it seemed even cheaper.
I’ve been to Ubud a few times before so I was familiar with where to stay. On my last visit to Ubud I stayed at Ubud View Bungalows. As I was here for a short stay I just wanted something in the middle of the town. Indy’s is as central as it gets, being near the main market on Jalan Raya Ubud. This is what feels like the main road of Ubud. I think anywhere between Jalan Raya Ubud and Monkey Forest Road (home of the Monkey Forest) is considered as central Ubud.
The guesthouse is on a pedestrian market street and at the time of my booking it wasn’t located on Google Maps. It’s not accessible by cars, so my taxi from the airport dropped me off at the nearest alley on the main road.
After a bit of walking around and asking shop owners I found the little nook where the guesthouse was hiding.
You enter through a gate that looks like a temple, and there are several buildings within the compound.
Indy’s is in a classic Balinese house, and I recommend staying in such places to get a feel for how a traditional Balinese house looks.
I was greeted by the friendly owners who made me feel welcome to be there. After an early start to the day flying from Melbourne, it felt great to be back in Bali.
I got a double room with a fan. There are also rooms with air conditioning, but I prefer a fan in most instances. The bed was comfortable and the room was spacious enough for my stay. It was just a simple room where everything was in working order and in good condition.
The bathroom was clean and orderly and there was a good hot water service.
There is a free breakfast included, which comprised of a banana pancake, fruits, and a balinese coffee (where the coffee grinds are in the cup).
There is free wifi at the guesthouse and I had no problem with the connection during my stay.
Overall this was a great place to stay in Ubud if you are just looking for a budget room.